Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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CHOCOLATE MALT SANDWICH COOKIES

Richard Hoover

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@Richard2990

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Magazine.


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Serves:

Approx. 20 cookies

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1/4 c
malted milk powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
course salt
1 1/4 c
sugar
8 oz
butter, unsalted
1
egg
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
cream fraiche

FOR THE FILLING

10 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 Tbsp
butter, unsalted, cut into pieces
1 c
plain malted milk powder
2 oz
cream cheese (at room temp.)
6 Tbsp
half and half
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Sift flower, coco powder, malt powder, baking soda, and salt together into a medium bowl; set aside.
2
Put sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; cream until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Mix in creme fraiche. Mix in 3 tablespoons hot water.On low speed, mix in flour mixture.
3
Drop dough onto lined cookie sheets with a 1/2 ounce-capacity ice cream scoop, about 3 1/2 inches apart (or use a tablespoon gently shape dough into balls). Bake until tops flatten and cookies are just firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to wire rack; let cool completely.
4
make filling: Mix chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stir occasionally intil smooth. let cool until just warm.
5
Put malt powder and cream cheese in a clean mixing bowl; return to mixer. Mix on medium until completely smooth. Gradually mix in half and half, then mix in melted chocolate and the vanilla. Refrigerate until thick, about 30 minutes.
6
Return to bowl to mixer; mix on high speed until fluffy about 3 minutes.
7
Assemble cookies; spread a heaping tablespoon of filling on one cookie with an offset spatula. Press bottom of second cookie onto filling. Repeat. refrigerate in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American